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Jan 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
of a kind arts institution celebrating a grand opening in san francisco. we have much to get to. let's begin by introducing our panelists. joining me tonight, matthai kuruvila, "san francisco chronicle" reporter. jolie o'dell, of venturebeat.com. as well as john myers, kxtv political editor joining us from sacramento. governor jerry brown struck a confident tone on thursday, applauding lawmakers and voters for making tough decisions to balance california's budget. he also pushed for his priorities including education and regulatory reform. now, john, how would you rate his speech and what left the biggest impressions on you? >> well, you know, rating the speech, a speech from jerry brown is really tough to do because it's unlike any other speech you get from any other governor. how many governors go from the book of genesis to "the little engine that could" in one 25-minute speech? this was a vintage jerry brown speech. i think really what you saw here was a little bit of the governor running a victory lap. proposition 30 passed. temporary taxes passed. the budget looks a lot better. i think
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
islamist rebels in mali; zero waste in san francisco; and shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his long-time foreign policy advisor denis mcdonough to be the new white house chief of staff. mr. obama made the announcement this afternoon. he lauded mcdonough, and told him, "i know you'll always give it to me straight, as only a friend can." mcdonough will take over from jack lew, who's been nominated to replace timothy geithner as the next treasury secretary. today was geithner's last day, after four years on the job. in a final interview, he said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the g
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:30pm PST
in the program. and to help analyze it all, we're joined in studio by carla marinucci, "san francisco chronic chronicle" senior political reporter." debra saunders, "san francisco chronicle" conservative columnist. scott shafer, host of the "california report" joining us from washington, d.c. scott, let's start with you. you've been talking to our california lawmakers this week on the push for immigration reform. is there progress on comprehensive reform, and what are you hearing from our congressional officials? >> well, it seems like the stars are aligning for immigration reform. something significant to happen in this session. no legislation yet, of course, but there is a lot of conversations that are happening. i spoke this week with south bay democrat who's on a subcommittee taking up this issue as part of the judiciary committee. i asked her what's happening and how likely is it that we're going to get something done on immigration reform? here's what she had to say. >> there's got to be some way for the 11 million people who are here without their papers to somehow get right with the l
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 7:30pm PST
is that thousands of big ships sail around san francisco bay every year, and it's one of the great port cities of the world and they very rarely have accidents. it's pretty safe. the people who sail these ships are very experienced mariners. the local pilots are experts. and occasionally they hit things and it's news. for the most part, they don't. now, you have to sort of step back to get a sense of how big these oil tankers are that come into the bay. and hundreds of them come into the bay every year from valdez, alaska, and other oil ports. they go up the channel, take the oil to contra costa county where they make gasoline for all of our cars. these tankers are as big as the exxon valdez, they're as tall as the skyscrapers in san francisco. so think of the trans-america building turned on its side with a steering wheel on it. these ships are as wide as ten lanes of freeway. when you put on the brakes, it takes five miles before they stop. not only that, but there's 12 inches between the bottom of the ship and the bottom of the bay. so if you hit something with a full tanker and it breaks o
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
is the technology expert at barrango corporation of south san francisco, california, a preeminent player in the $2 billion-a-year visual merchandising business. >> we create props, decorations, displays for stores, shopping malls, amusement parks, any commercial properties. >> reporter: this all started right after the san francisco earthquake. a newly-arrived italian immigrant named barrango, a sculptor by trade, started making mannequins, the most lifelike anyone had ever seen. but it turns out the real gold was in holiday displays, and, for over 100 years, barrango has been manufacturing them and classic carosels for retailers around the country and the world, from boston to burbank, from berlin to beijing. yes, they ship to china, but they don't make it there. >> we've had the opportunity to go to china and have things manufactured, but we're a quality, hands-on family, company, and we need it to be in america in order to produce what we've got. we can't just turn it over to production in another country. >> reporter: it is that quality- first mantra, along with its global reach, that squired
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
are skeptical. newshour correspondent spencer michels sat down with brown in san francisco. his report is a co-production with our colleagues at kqed-san francisco, and begins with some background on the fiscal troubles and the budget fix. >> reporter: california's sorry financial state and cuts made to health and welfare programs have prompted nearly nonstop demonstrations at the state capital in recent times. those protests got going four years ago when california and its then governor republican arnold schwarzenegger faced a staggering budget deficit of $42 billion. the recession, built-in spending, a large population in need of state services like health and welfare, a limit on property taxes, plus republican legislators' refusal to raise taxes created a dilemma in the world's ninth largest economy. with budget cuts coming like clock work, the state's college and university systems declined in offerings and in reputation. schools suffered cutbacks in personnel and programs. services for the poor were trimmed by $15 billion since 2008. state workers were furloughed. then in 2010, promising
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
trash and one city's crusade to eliminate all of it. >> reporter: san francisco boasts that it recycles 80% of all garbage, and is aiming for zero waste. but some skeptics don't believe it. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm PST
.f.c. champion baltimore ravens will meet the n.f.c. champion san francisco 49ers in a game filled with intrigue. it's what's being called the har-bowl. it's the first time brothers will face each other from a opposing sidelines. the game also marks the end of one of the n.f.l.'s great careers with the retirement of ravens' linebacker ray lewis. joining me, peter king of "sports illustrated," widely regarded as america's premier n.f.l. writer. his column "monday morning quarterback" has become a must read for n.f.l. fans since it began 15 years ago. i'm pleased to have him back at this table. welcome back. >> thank you, charlie. appreciate it. >> rose: set up this game for me. you have said that the ravens should have the upper hand because they're on a roll and you beat peyton manning and tom brady, you deserve a certain amount of respect. >> well, if you go through your playoff run, after having a mediocre end to the year losing four of your last five and you come into the playoffs and you beat the young wonder kind, andrew luck, then you beat peyton manning and tom brady on the road and your
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
in a san francisco bar, is taking a college course in her apartment, online, on how to reason and argue. the teacher is walter sinnott- armstrong, professor of ethics at duke university in north carolina, and the class is free. >> so how do you learn the technique? the answer is very simple. you practice, and then you practice again, and then you practice and practice and practice and practice. this class has these really short little lectures, which is great because you can kind of watch one, and then think about it and react, and then you don't have to watch another whole hour like you would in class. >> reporter: "think again" is a class presented by a one-year- old for-profit startup called coursera, currently the nation's largest provider of free online courses. 170,000 students from around the world have signed up for it. the classes are called moocs, or massive open online courses, and they may be revolutionizing higher education. online learning is nothing new. colleges have been offering classes, usually for a fee-- and for credit-- for years. more than six million americans ar
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
story, local audiences know alonzo king as the creative force behind san francisco'slines contemporary palley. but he's also in demand from coast to coast. >> this month, i've worked with north carolina dance theater. the allin ailey company, the cedar lake ensemble, university of michigan, tisch here in new york. several other places i can't remember. >> then in our secretary story, dana dancer and choreographer fleming flindt was once the toast of europe. now he's found on home in silicon valley. >> we have a treasure interest filled with great works that are generally unavailable to anyone else in the world and he's chosen to set these works on our company. and finally, midori has been wowing audiences world wide since she debuted with the new york f
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up.
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
'm actually in san francisco? >> this is amazing! bring me more.
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 12:00am PST
: does time an distance no longer have meaning. >> well, we live in san francisco and we're here in new york now. so there must be still a reason for it. but i think distance does. >> it does. but there are things, there are things that i have been thinking about lately. like i think i put this out as a branch conversation. i forget how i worded it. but the idea that so many people think well, we shouldn't be spending money on exploring mars because we have problems here at home. and i don't think the two things are mutually exclusive. i think we can work on problems at home and spend money exploring mars. and it's important to explore mars because it puts in perspective our world. and the fact that which we are global citizens. and there are other planets. >> rose: and it's to follow prot jex of science. science in pursuit of truth and in pursuit of knowledge. whenever that is projected in a forward manner, it produces results that you don't quite know. i also believe in any conversation about conversation the more you know, the better you are. on the other hand, with this proviso, if
PBS
Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
lots of money. they had a fund-raiser last week with dianne feinstein in san francisco. they have already a million dollar contribution to what they're hoping to be a $20 million pac, that's a pac that would match the money the n.r.a. spent in 2012 to do very similar things tomorrow provide backup for people who take test votes on guns and to go after people who aren't willing to take the tough votes so it does rescramble this long range fight going forward. it doesn't change the immediate calculus because, like joe said, the real issue here from the white house's perspective is that they have a republican party that's not willing to do anything they really want and so they have to keep putting pressure on republicans in the house from the outside to force change at some point. >> rose: michael sherrer are, thank you very much, joe scarborough, thank you. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: we'll be right back. stay with us. >> >> rose: roger mcnamee is here, he is one of silicon valley's respected investors and co-founder of elevation partners. among his partners, u2's bono, the priv
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
to -- >> we couldn't see it, and we couldn't hear it. >> like, "whoa! i'm actually in san francisco?" >> this is amazing! [ laughter ] bring me more.
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